Andrew Yaffa was featured as a guest columnist in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, writing about the impact that mandatory vehicle alarms can have on saving the lives of innocent children from heatstroke.
Since 1998, 625 children in the United States have died from heatstroke after being left in a hot vehicle. Day-care facilities aren’t the only ones at fault: A study by San Francisco State University showed that 10 percent of the children who died in a hot vehicle were forgotten by a parent. Caregivers in public and private settings alike are allowing the distractions of adult life to interfere with the safety of these children. It’s time for the Legislature to take action.